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when I was five years old...

when I was five years old, mom took me to Japan 🇯🇵...


miso avocado toast

Cali+ Japanese love, how I grew up is how I cook. Never...

Japanese and Kaizen

miso beauty ramen

When I was growing up, mom did everything for ramen! Born and...


nori hand rolls 手巻

With a long, healthy, happy life span on their records, my Japanese ancestors had it all figured out.


How to Make Your Own Matcha

The OG way to make traditional matcha - in less than 30 seconds!


holiday gift guide for the wellness lover

All the deets on my fave gifts I'm giving this holiday season!


roasted kabocha squash + fresh kale quinoa salad

My roasted kabocha squash salad atop a bed of hearty kale leaves and quinoa...


a return to love

✨the truth behind my baking A return to love is secretly why...


Candice's Matcha Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Yes, I know you're going to be obsessed. I'm so so proud to share with you more of my Japanese American inspired life!

Kintsugi Wellness


Kintsugi Wellness is based on Candice’s untold story of her heritage. With 12 unique Japanese principles that shape your life. + 40+ Japanese-Californian recipes!

Japanese and Kaizen

Bon Appétit Mag: My Miso Tahini Spicy Ramen

Finally, easy spicy ramen, at home! My friends Bon Appétit + Samsung...


k o m o r e b i 木漏れ日

“The light between the trees” The Japanese have many untranslatable words that...


go there

You’ll simply never know your full potential, you’ll never be able to...

Girl Boss

golden girl

My story was never about wanting to be an influencer. I'm a writer, a trained chef, I got into this game a while before social was ever a thing. 

Smart Girls

I quit coffee

Every am.


Summertime Cold Somen Noodles with Ponzu

Cold noodles, you say? Why yes, it’s a Japanese treat!


purpose 生き甲斐

I was recently asked in a magazine interview, what my work and life's calling is, in Japanese we call this your "ikigai" your life's purpose.

Clean Green Drinks

You’re ready to cleanse, right!? My book Clean Green Drinks has 100+ brilliant blends! Get on that glow on. x ck

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